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EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
Rediscover Downtown Peru Second Saturday of every month
Free admission, family friendly
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
www.facebook/rediscoverdowntownperu/
Doud Orchards in Denver 8971 N. State Rd. 19 765-985-3937 Open Daily from Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Freshly picked apple varieties, pears, peaches, cider, honey, fruit butters, home-made noodles, hard candies, kettle corn, caramel apples and events in the fall.
Hainlen Orchard* in Converse 1250 E. 5588 N 765-395-3274 Open August 1st – January 1st 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday Apples, peaches, pears, apple butter and jams
McClure’s Orchard in Peru
Apple Blossom Festival in April/Fall Harvest in October. Wine and Hard Cider sampling available, petting zoo, gift shop, Christmas Room, restaurant. Contact:  Jerry McClure at 765-985-9000
Oak Hill Winery in Converse
Wine sampling and events Contact:  Rick Moulton at 765-395-3632hard & Winery
Contact: Jason McClure at 765-985-9000
Seasonal Events:
Miami County 4H Pancake and Whole Hog Sausage Day Last Saturday in February From 7 am to 7 pm at the Miami County 4H Fairgrounds For more information, call 765-472-1921
Circus City Speedway April to October Miami County Fairgrounds in Peru Micro Sprint Racing Contact:  Curt Bullick at 765-461-2952 www.facebook/circuscityspeedway/
Bunker Hill Dragstrip April to October Bunker Hill Dragstrip in Bunker Hill Drag Racing Contact: 765-689-8248 www.bunkerhillrace.com
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday before Easter Contact: Kent Workman at 765-472-7259
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Miami County Easter Sunday Parade Contact: 765-327-2558 Email: info@myacesplus.com
Apple Blossom Fest: 5K & Bike Ride April Orchard Tours, Horse Rides, Petting Zoo, Wine and Hard Cider Tasting, Shopping at the Apple Barn & Home Cooking and Desserts at the Apple Dumplin Inn, 5k run and bike ride Contact:  765-985-9000 or 765-473-3848 for run & bike info
Miami County Farmer’s Market May to September Old Firehouse at corner of Main and North Miami streets Herbs, organic produce and plants, honey, goat soap, baked goods and local crafts Contact:  Jim Price at 574-398-1451
Maximum Power Sports 1st Weekend in May Contact: Sam Tracy at 765-472-2423 www.maximumpower-sports.com
YMCA Kids Fair 1st Saturday in May Peru Junior High Activities for kids and demonstrations Contact: 765-472-1979
Relay for Life May or June Peru Riverwalk www.relayforlife.org/miamicountyin
Living History Day Second Saturday in May Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru Actors will portray famous people from Peru’s past. Contact:  Vicki Draper at 765-472-7655
Armed Forces Day Open House Grissom Air Museum Third Saturday in May
Free admission for military and their families www.grissomairmuseum.com
Memorial Day Peru Courthouse – outside 11 am – Guest Speakers Contact:  765-472-3901
Grissom Air Museum Memorial Day Last Saturday in May www.grissomairmuseum.com
Peru/Miami County Community Garage Sale 2nd Weekend in May, June, July, August & September Garage/yard sales all around city and county. Contact: 765-472-1923
Ride Around the Reservoir May Start at Breakaway Bike Shop– Peru Contact: 765-473-3848
www.breakawaybike.com
Cole Porter Festival 1st or 2nd Weekend in June All around Peru Music, Theatre, Tours, Food, Multi-media presentation. Contact:  765-473-9183 www.coleporterfestival.org
Converse Fair 1st or 2nd weekend in June Harness Racing, Entertainment, Food, Truck Pull, Lawn Mower Race 765-395-3256
Bunker Hill Festival June Downtown Bunker Hill Food, Music, Booths Contact: 765-461-3135
Bunker Hill Community Garage Sale June  Downtown Bunker Hill Garage Sales
Front Porch Primitives Antique Market June and September Contact: 765-472-3222
Email: frontporchprimitives@gmail.com
Peru Municipal Airport Fly In June Waldo Wrights Flying Service Open Cockpit Biplane Rides, Food Contact:  765-472-1990 www.waldowrights.com
Miami County 4H Fair  3rd or 4th Full Week in JuneMiami County Fairgrounds, Peru Exhibits, Food, Entertainment, Tractor Show Contact:  765-472-1921  www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/miami
Mississinewa Annual Fireworks Celebration 4th Weekend in June  Enjoy fireworks over the Mississinewa Lake Contact: Jordan Epp at 765-473-6528 Email: jepp@dnr.in.gov
July 4th Celebration Celebration at Maconaquah Park in Peru Kid’s games, food, music,
and fireworks at dusk Contact:  765-472-2400 www.cityofperu.org
5K Firecracker Run Every July 4th 85 W. Canal St. mcymca.org/firecracker
Mexico Community Garage Sales 1st Saturday in July Uptown Mexico Games, food, community garage sales Contact:  765-985-3633
Friday Night Lights July Start at DeAngelo’s Pizzeria – Denver Contact: 765-473-3848 www.breakawaybike.com
Circus City Festival 3rd Full Week in July Downtown Peru Ten performances of the finest youth circus in an air-conditioned, three-ring arena, Parade, Rides, Food Contact:  765-472-3918 www.perucircus.com
E.W.C.C. Woodcarving Festival 3rd Weekend in July Borderman Gym in Converse Wood carvers demonstrations Contact:  765-395-3943 www.ewcc.wordpress.com
Hoosier Heritage Festival Last Weekend in July Miami County Fairgrounds in Peru An interactive event celebrating our agricultural heritage with antique tractors, engines and equipment Contact:  765-438-3835 www.hoosierheritagefest.com
Tour de Denver August Start at DeAngelo’s Pizzeria – Denver Contact: 765-473-3848
www.breakawaybike.com
Sports Car Club of America 1st Weekend in August Grissom Aeroplex in Peru Club Racing Contact:  800-770-2055
“Warbird Cruise In” Car Show First Saturday in August Grissom Air Museum’s Air Park Classic Cars and Classic Planes www.grissomairmuseum.com
Converse Town Rummage & Garage Sales 1st Weekend in August
Uptown Converse Contact:  765-395-3361
Denver Days Festival Thurs-Sun 2nd Weekend in August Downtown Denver Parade, Food, Car Show, Entertainment Contact:  765-985-2341

Miami County Community Ag Day, 1st or 2nd Friday in Septeember, Miami County Fairgrounds Join us for an evening filled with education, entertainment & family fun! Free activities include: hayrides, petting zoo, kiddie corral

Festival of Flight 3rd Saturday in August Grissom Air Museum’s Air Park Contact:  Jim Price

Email: director@grissomairmuseum.com
Days at the Pillars Miami Nation of Indians 4th Weekend in August at 7 Pillars
Displays & living history, drum/dance/songs, flint knapping, crafts, food, Miami language, finger weaving, and beading. Contact: 765-473-9631
Macy Day 4th Saturday in August Cakewalk, parade, kids activities, food, entertainment Contact: Marilyn Jackson at 574-835-6708
Labor Day at Grissom Air Museum 1st Monday in September
www.grissomairmuseum.com
Miami County Community Ag Day 1st or 2nd Friday in September Miami County Fairgrounds Join us for an evening filled with education, entertainment & Family Fun!  Free Activities Include:  Hayrides – Petting Zoo – Kiddie Corral
Mississinewa Triathlon 2nd Weekend in September Mississinewa Park in Peru Swim, Bike, Run Triathlon Contact:  Larry Brown at 765-473-6528
Double Nickel Ride 4th Weekend in September Start at Breakaway Bike Shop – Peru Contact:  Paul Forman 765-432-1052
The First Brush of Fall Paintout 4th or 5th Saturday in September every other year Converse Hosted by Indiana Plein Air Painter Association Contact: Avon Waters at avonwaters@yahoo.com
Harvest Fest 5K & Bike Ride October McClure’s Orchard – Peru Orchard Tours, Food, Live Music, pick your own apples and pumpkins, petting zoo, Wine and Hard Cider Tasting, Shopping at the Apple Barn, trolley rides and face painting Contact: McClure’s 765-985-9000 Contact:  Breakaway 765-473-2848 for bike rides www.breakawaybike.com
Chili Night Ride October Starts Harvey Hinklemeyer’s – Peru Contact:  765-473-2848
www.breakawaybike.com
Cole Porter Classic 5K, 15K Run and a 5K Walk 1st Weekend in October
Start at Circus City Building, run along Nickel Plate Trail Contact:  Jim Yates at 765-469-5066
Oktoberfest Chili Cookoff
1st Weekend in October Riverwalk in Peru Entertainment, Chili Cook-off, Food, kid’s activities, Car Show Contact:  765-472-1923
Veteran’s Day Peru High School 11 am – Guest Speakers Contact:  765-472-3901
Grissom Air Museum Veteran’s Day 2nd Saturday in November
www.grissomairmuseum.com
Quigley Jazz Fest 1st Sunday in November Jam Session at Peru Maennerchor
2nd weekend in November Combo Night at Peru High School Auditorium performed by PHS Swing Choir 2nd weekend in November Big Band Night Featuring 17-piece Quigley Jazz Band Contact:  Tom Gustin at 765-469-0905 www.quigleyjazzfest.com

Downtown Christmas Open House 2nd or 3rd Wednesday in November

Downtown Peru Parade, Shopping, Prizes, Food, Entertainment, Santa House Contact:  765-472-1923
Christmas in Converse 1st Saturday in December Converse at Jefferson Street, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Converse Business Alliance Contact: Lindsay Baker at 765-517-1902
Macy Christmas Festival 1st Sunday in December Downtown Macy Horse Carriage Rides, Free Soup Supper Kids Activities and Bake Sale. 574-382-3575
*  All events and festivals are subject to change or cancellation without notice due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.